Sawtooth National Recreation Area, Idaho
In the mountains of Idaho’s Sawtooth National Forest, you’ll not only find epic riding on hundreds of miles of ATV and single-track motorcycle trails, but some of the most breathtaking views in the country. Many of the single-track trails are for the more advanced rider, with steep drop offs, narrow switchbacks and some rocky sections, but the ATV trails are fairly moderate and easily handled by someone with average skills.
The Baumgartner area, located alongside the South Fork Boise River near Featherville is a favorite, with many riders staying at Baumgartner Campground as it offers trail access in addition to a natural hot spring and swimming hole. In addition to off-road opportunities, the region offers great fishing, hiking, whitewater rafting and wildlife watching, with more than 300 species calling this forest home, including deer, elk, black bear, coyote and beaver.